Monday, January 26, 2015

Teacher Workdays

Haven had 3 days off school this past week. On Monday we came home from the beach. On Tuesday, Haven had a play date with her friend Clara from preschool. She and I had lunch together before picking up the littles from preschool.  On Wednesday, the Norkett girls came over to play for the morning. 

Jovie was proud of this doll display and asked for a picture.

On Wednesday afternoon, we played outside with neighbors and at the neighborhood park. James came over for a little while and the kids were so cute sitting with him.

Haven had school on Thursday, but we went to the Lincolnton Y after Jensen woke up to swim at the indoor pool. I wish I could have taken a video of how well Haven was swimming. She was so brave and even swam under the water. The other two had fun too, but they were in their life jackets floating around.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Extremes

Winter in NC is always interesting. We had a full week of gray, wet, cold weather. We played with legos and stayed inside until we just couldn't take it anymore. Then we have beautiful days with temperature in the 60s.

After the cold, gray week, we took off to OKI for the MLK, Jr. weekend. It was chilly on the beach, but we were in heaven. A full day of playing in the sand did us all a lot of good.

Sunday morning it was raining, so we hopped on the ferry and visited the Ft. Fisher area.

Feeding the seagulls is always a fun time.

The aquarium was fun to explore as usual. 

We watched a dive show.

We ate lunch at a little diner in Kure beach and then headed back to Ft. Fisher for a little bit of the 150th anniversary of the battle.  There was music, reenactments, booths, and a museum.

Since the sun came back out we headed back to beach, but it was high tide. There wasn't much beach to play on, but there was lots of foam.

The kids enjoyed all of Grammy and Pop's hats.

On Monday, we enjoyed a nice morning at the park and then lunch at Sub Shop again. We headed home and stopped in Mint Hill for a visit.

It was nice to get away and enjoy creation.

Monday, January 12, 2015

First Week of the New Year

We enjoyed having Jeremy and Haven home over the holidays. We did a lot of relaxing.

Megan came in town to visit Lyndsey and we got a visit too. The kids love her.

Going back to school wore us all out last week but it went well. We had one last holiday activity to enjoy, making gingerbread cookies. Haven took them to share with our neighbors the next day. She had her first after school play date with Ava. She even got to get off the bus with her. 


Sunday, January 4, 2015

The last week of December

Our Christmas celebrations were so amazing, but our fun wasn't over.

We celebrated Jake on Saturday at Sports Connection. The kids were all in heaven, jumping in bounce houses and riding rides. I can't believe that Jake is 8!

They were all watching tv, so sweetly with their new jammies on.

I caught them singing and playing on the porch together. They were waiting on Jake and Beth to come over to play after we had already had our neighbor's over to play. I love having 3! 

On New Year's Eve, we wanted to do something fun. The kids and I rode the Lynx into town. It was our first time and Jensen was thrilled to ride a train.

Our train selfie!

We played at Imaginon.

We ate lunch with Jeremy at Firehouse. 

 It was a fun way to end our year! We had a great one and are looking forward to 2015.

Jeremy and I went to dinner at one of our favorite spots with our favorite group of dinner dates!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas Day

We had a great Christmas Day. Haven woke up at 4:30am and we finally got her back to sleep at 6am. She slept until 8am when Jovie woke up and was ready to look at presents.

The girls got sleeping bags for themselves and their dolls, some clothes, and a tractor supply toy.

Her rabbit cage

Shiny Unicorn

Jensen was sleepy, but loved the presents.

Jeremy got a "dad is the king" mug from Haven.

We headed to Mint Hill to celebrate with the Andlers.

Jovie behind the Elsa dress.

Jovie's favorite toy!

Haven got lots of makeup for Christmas.  Hello 80s.

We had a delicious lunch and sang happy birthday to Jesus and blew out his candles.

Haven got a pottery wheel and it was messy.

Our family

The aftermath. It is insane!